A Cooperative Model for Improving Reproductive Health and Transforming Gender Relations. With this concept paper, it is the intention of the authors and the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) to take gender transformation to the next step, to what we have communally termed “gender synchronization.” By gender synchronization we mean working with men and women, boys and girls, in an intentional and mutually reinforcing way that challenges gender norms, catalyzes the achieve- ment of gender equality, and improves health. The audience we hope to engage in this dialogue in- cludes reproductive health and development practitioners and program planners—many of whom are already integrating gender into their programming and are looking for the most effective approaches to achieving better reproductive health and long-term change.
Authors: Margaret E. Greene and Andrew Levack
Institutional Sponsors: Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), USAID, PRB, and Engender Health